Jonathan A. Schaffzin

Jonathan A. Schaffzin

Jonathan A. Schaffzin


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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
80 Pine Street
New York, NY 10005-1702



  • Northwestern University, B.A., 1982
  • Columbia Law School, J.D., 1985, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Admission

    • New York

Jonathan A. Schaffzin is a member of the Executive Committee and of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP's corporate practice group.

Jonathan has a broad practice that includes transactional work and representation of public companies and their boards of directors and audit committees.  In his transactional practice, he has represented clients in a broad range of financings, private equity transactions, mergers and acquisitions and out-of-court debt restructurings. He has represented leading investment and commercial banking firms, as well as borrowers and issuers, in leveraged financings, mezzanine financings and equity financings, including IPOs. He has also represented private equity firms and their portfolio companies in acquisitions of private and public companies, mezzanine investments, PIPEs and other investments. In addition, Jonathan works with financial institutions in their capacities as advisors, dealer managers and/or creditors in debt-for-debt and debt-for-equity swaps, as well as other restructuring efforts. He has notable experience with companies in many industries, including financial services, gaming, healthcare, telecommunications, technology and automotive.

Jonathan's work has been recognized by The American Lawyer who named him to their "45 Under 45" list of leading members of the private bar under the age of 45 in 2003, and as a "Private Equity Dealmaker of the Year" for 2001. He is consistently named among the top lawyers for both capital markets and banking and finance transactions by Chambers USA, Chambers Global, the International Financial Law Review (IFLR1000) and The Legal 500.  In 2017, Jonathan was named to The Legal 500's Hall of Fame.   

Jonathan is a member of the Global Leadership Council of the Brookings Institution's Global Economy and Development Program, a member of the New York Regional Council of Northwestern University and a member of The Economic Club of New York.

He has been a partner since 1994, and served as Cahill's Co-Administrative Partner from 2009-2011.